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90 percent of consumers think security should be built into IoT devices

90 percent of consumers think security should be built into IoT devices

With increasing numbers of connected devices entering our homes and workplaces, their security is becoming a major concern as they can offer hackers an attractive backdoor into networks. A new survey from digital platform security company Irdeto shows that 90 percent of consumers across six countries think security should be built in, and 78 percent are aware that smart devices …

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IBM Unveils New Security Testing Services for Automotive Industry and IoT

IBM Unveils New Security Testing Services for Automotive Industry and IoT

IBM Security has announced the release of two new security testing practice areas focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive security. An elite team of IBM X-Force Red Researchers will deliver the new services. These Researchers focus on testing physical hardware, apps and backend processes employed to control access and management of smart systems. LovePHY/ Shutterstock.com To offer …

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IBM launches security testing services for IoT developers

IBM launches security testing services for IoT developers

IBM’s security arm is launching testing services for the internet of things (IoT) – with Watson IoT offering configuration and management capabilities for IoT environments, reports Finovate ( Banking Technology’ s sister company). IoT technologies are on the rise – in fact, Gartner predicts that connected things will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. This flood of new capabilities comes with …

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IBM X-Force Red takes on IoT security testing

IBM X-Force Red takes on IoT security testing

In a move that demonstrates the increasing importance of IoT security , the IBM X-Force Red team will now offer connected car and IoT security testing services, IBM announced yesterday. IBM X-Force Red is a global network of hundreds of security professionals launched by IBM last year to help businesses proactively discover vulnerabilities in computer networks, hardware and software, as …

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New energy source? Mix water, aluminum nanomaterial

New energy source? Mix water, aluminum nanomaterial

Scientists working for the U.S. military say they have discovered a potential new source of energy – a mixture of water and aluminum nanomaterial, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. A lot of the details still are being investigated and researched, but they say it could provide, in military settings, a way for troops to have access to …

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Used electric cars offer more affordable clean transportation

Used electric cars offer more affordable clean transportation

Looking for a high quality, low-cost way to get around town? Buying a used electric car is likely to be your least expensive ride. While the first electric cars came at a premium price, new models are much more affordable. Many high quality electric cars were built three or more years ago, and as owners wrap up their leases and …

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SK Telecom makes light of random numbers for IoT applications

SK Telecom makes light of random numbers for IoT applications

Quantum random number generator in a 5 mm chip Quantum random number generators aren’t new, but one small enough to provide practical security for Internet of Things applications is interesting. That’s what South Korean telco SK Telecom reckons its boffins have created, embedding a full quantum random number generator (QRNG) in a 5x5mm chip. The company’s pitch is that QRNGs …

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BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and it produces a high-quality EV ( BMW i3 ) as well as several plug-in hybrids. The BMW Group holds electrification as one of the central pillars of the Group’s corporate strategy. As part of that, …

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Kiwi Power development bares Fruit with new IoT platform

Kiwi Power development bares Fruit with new IoT platform

Image: Kiwi Power. Demand aggregator Kiwi Power has launched its third-generation Internet-of-Things (IoT) hardware platform, the Fruit, with new features to improve system integration and control greater numbers of assets. The new technology has been under development for around 12 months to replace Kiwi’s legacy product, now in its fourth year of operation. The Fruit builds on the company’s existing …

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Demystifying industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things

Demystifying industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things

Heralding the shift from centralised to decentralised manufacturing, Industry 4.0 integrates IoT, data, and services, and creates networks where connected devices can talk to each other. How IIoT is enabling Industry 4.0 There is tremendous interest in how the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming processes within and across organisations. And while there are multiple definitions floating around, IoT is …

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